Kanpur, Dec 28, 2016: At least 2 people died and over 65 were injured after Sealdah-Ajmer Express derailed between Rura-Metha near Kanpur on Wednesday. Rescue and relief operations are underway.
NDRF team reaches the accident spot near Kanpur
Financial assistance under rules being made available to victims of SealdahAjmer Express train derailment: Anil Saxena, Indian Railways, Spokesperson
New Delhi-Lucknow Gomti Express, Delhi- Azamgarh Kaifiyat Express, Anand Vihar-Rewa Express cancelled for Wednesday due to operational reasons.
The Railways have issued the helpline numbers for Kanpur -- 0512-2323015, 2323016, 2323018 and for Allahabad -- 0532-2408149, 2408128.
Rescue and relief operations are on at the accident spot with the district health department dispatching 14 ambulances and relief teams from Kanpur and Tundla
"A rescue team has rushed to the spot and a medical relief train from Kanpur has also been sent to the accident site. Currently we are focusing on relief and rescue operations," Railway spokesperson Anil Saxena said.
Buses have also been plied to drop the stranded passengers from the spot to Kanpur railway station.
Rail minister Suresh Prabhu tweets on rescue and relief operations of Sealdah-Ajmer train accident
The mishap took place in Rura between Kanpur and Etawah
Out of 15 coaches derailed, 13 were sleeper while two were general bogeys
Kanpur-Delhi rail route badly hit due to train mishap
The mishap took place at 5:20 AM on Wednesday
SP Rura and Kanpur Dehat DM at accident spot: Daljeet Chaudhary (ADG Law & Order)
2 dead after 15 coaches of Sealdah-Ajmer Express train derailed near Kanpur (UP), confirms Zaki Ahmad, Kanpur IG
Ex-gratia will be paid to injured. All passengers are being provided with necessary assistance to ensure least inconvenience: Rail minister Suresh Prabhu
As per preliminary reports 15 coaches of the train got derailed. The first 5 and last 3 coaches were intact: Anil Saxena, Indian Railways spokesperson
Rescue and relief operations underway: Anil Saxena
Thorough investigation will be carried out to ascertain the cause: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu